Utilizing the Universal Assessment System, this position is responsible for patient home health care assessments. This involves the assessment of patient and family needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. This incumbent may also serve as the case manager, which involves the identification of appropriate services, supervision, and ongoing review and evaluation of the utilization of services.
Identifies and prioritizes health problems based on assessments.
Develops, implements and evaluates intervention plans based on identified needs in collaboration with the attending physician and other health team members.
Manages and coordinates patient care in a manner which ensures the efficient and effective delivery of appropriate home care services and community support.
Assesses the need for aide services, establishes the aide activity sheet, supervises and evaluates the aide in the performance of his/her patient care duties.
Communicates all changes in patient status and/or service needs to the appropriate health team member and ensures appropriate action is taken in a timely manner.
Facilitates the development and implementation of patient discharge plans.
Practices according to agency and community standards.
Participates in quality assurance activities as requested.
Attends required staff meetings, in-services and/or supervisory conferences when requested.
Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies' mission and values and adhering to the corporate code of conduct.
Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required
Performs other functions as assigned by management.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and valid NYS registered nursing license required.
A minimum of two years recent acute care experience preferred.
Willingness to be trained or experience in Uniform Assessment System required.
Knowledge of community resources preferred.
Must demonstrate solid interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
Basic computer skills are necessary, including but not limited to the ability to navigate on a personal computer within a Windows based operating environment; the ability to access and create basic e-mail messages; and the ability to open, edit, and save basic electronic documents if necessary.
With training provided, must demonstrate the ability to learn and utilize new systems, computer applications and operating environments as necessary.
Must have ability to travel.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer